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My Sports Rumors:
Many wondered if Dave Duncan would step down as St. Louis Cardinals pitching coach once Tony LaRussa left. They had such a close bond many thought he would, they’ve been together since 1996. Well he’s stepping aside but not because of Tony, it’s because of his wife Jeanine.
@JoeStrauss: Dave Duncan is Stepping down as Cards pitching coach.
Strauss has a full post up at STL Today regarding the matter and I have to tell you it’s sad to see one of the game’s great positional coaches leave for such a reason.
There aren’t many details regarding his decision, right now he basically says he can’t devote the necessary time to the team as his wife needs him right now. The organization is expected to disclose more details tomorrow, if not then Monday at the latest.
Strauss does add that Duncan will take another role with the club, probably so he can stay closer to home and not travel as much. Expect Derek Lilliquist, the team’s bullpen coach to be promoted.
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BEST OF MAXIM
If Cardinals pitching coach Dave Duncan has coached his final game, his players will have the satisfaction of knowing he went out on top.
The club announced Thursday evening that the longtime pitching coach was taking a leave of absence to be with wife Jeanine as she continues to recover from surgery to remove a brain tumor.
Duncan missed more than a month down the stretch to be...
ST. LOUIS, Mo. Following yesterdays announcement that Pitching Coach Dave Duncan is taking a leave of absence, the St. Louis Cardinals announced today that Derek Lilliquist will serve as Pitching Coach and Dyer Miller has been named Bullpen Coach.
Lilliquist, 45, was the Cardinals Bullpen Coach last season, and he took on the teams Pitching Coach duties last August when Duncan asked...
The St. Louis Cardinals have done a lot of replacing this off season. They replaced their long time and future Hall of Fame manager Tony La Russa with rookie manager Mike Matheny. They also replaced their former face of the franchise Albert Pujols with a switch hitting outfielder named Carlos Beltran. Now it looks as though they will need to replace their outstanding pitching...
Note to readers: I wrote this post prior to year-end, obviously long before Thursday evening’s news that Dave Duncan is taking an indefinite leave of absence as Cardinals pitching coach. Rather than update this article, I decided to leave it in its original form. After all, the Duncan news is clearly a 2012 story.
This announcement has the potential of impacting several top stories...
The third installment of this series — short unpublished interviews from three years ago, focusing on the 1980s — features Dave Duncan. A big-league catcher for 11 seasons, Duncan went on to become the pitching coach for the Oakland A’s from 1986 to 1995. He currently serves in that role for the St. Louis Cardinals.
Duncan, on what made the A’s pitching staffs of the...
St. Louis Cardinals pitching coach Dave Duncan will not be with the team in 2012.
Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said Derek Lilliquist will be the team's pitching coach next season.
Duncan announced Thursday that he was taking a leave of absence for family reasons.
His wife, Jeanne, has been battling brain cancer, and he previously took a leave when she had surgery...
The changes in St Louis continue. Thursday Joe Strauss reported Dave Duncan will step down as the St. Louis Cardinals pitching coach.
Duncan has had one of the more remarkable baseball careers. A catcher, he broke into the majors as an 18-year old with the Kansas City Athletics (1964), playing in 25 games. Although he returned to the minors for the next 2 seasons (due to major...
Pitching coach will attend to ailing wifeDave Duncan intends to step aside as Cardinals pitching coach in order to deal with personal matters related to his wife Jeanine's ongoing battle against cancer.
St. Louis Cardinals pitching coach Dave Duncan has asked for a leave of absence to be with his wife as she continues to recover from surgery to remove a brain tumor.
The St. Louis Cardinals have announced that Derek Lilliquist will serve as pitching coach in place of Dave Duncan, who is taking a leave of absence to be with his wife while she recovers from surgery.
Dave Duncan, one of the game's most respected pitching coaches, is
taking a leave of absence from the St. Louis Cardinals, general
manager John Mozeliak said Thursday night.
In the wake of Dave Duncan’s leave of absence, three St. Louis Cardinals system pitching coaches take one step upward.
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The Cardinals acted swiftly Friday to fill the vacancy created
by Dave Duncan's leave from the club.
When Tony La Russa retired from managing the St. Louis Cardinals, the presumption was that pitching coach Dave Duncan would immediately follow him off the stage.
The signs, after all, were there. Not only was the famous La Russa-Duncan coaching team breaking up, but Duncan's wife was also sick and needed care. "Personal reasons" could have been cited and no one would...